Obama and climate change fight: Keystone XL pipeline rejected

The U.S. president has turned down the proposal to build a massive oil pipeline through America. President Barack Obama announced this past Friday that he is rejecting the application to extend the Keystone XL pipeline, citing climate change as his primary reason to end the project. The project would have resulted in the construction of a 1,179 mile long oil pipeline throughout the U.S., which would have carried 800,000 barrels of carbon-heavy petroleum from Canada’s oil sands to the Gulf Coast. Obama claims that the pipeline wouldn’t have made a…

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